As part of its 70th anniversary celebration, Baldwin unveiled a Commemorative Knob at its kick-off party in Las Vegas. The knob is the culmination of a months-long design competition where architects and designers submitted their ideas for a design that best embodies Baldwin’s 70-year heritage.
The winning design was selected from nearly 100 entries and submitted by Ileana LaFontaine of di Domenico + Partners. It features an abstract design of seven engraved rings reminiscent of the age rings of a tree. Each ring represents a decade of Baldwin’s history and encases a 70 in the center of the knob.
Baldwin’s Industrial Design (ID) team produced the knob in several Baldwin signature finishes, including 055 Lifetime Physical Vapor Deposition (PVD) Polished Nickel, 060 Satin Brass & Brown, and 033 Vintage Brass, and each were on display at the event.
“Nearly 100 people took the time to sketch, mold or model hardware they felt best embodied Baldwin and our rich heritage,” said PJ Rosch, Baldwin brand manager. “Once we selected the winning design, our ID team went to work to bring it to life. This is a true testament to our ID department’s ability to quickly design, develop, produce and manufacture the finest in custom hand-crafted hardware.”